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OralDNA: Periodontal Disease Testing in Santa Barbara

Dr. Mark T. Weiser in Santa Barbara offers minimally invasive dental treatment options wherever possible. This is the case regarding diagnostics as well as dentistry procedures. OralDNA is a saliva test that can detect gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not you’ve got gum disease, book a consultation with Dr. Weiser for an appointment to discuss diagnosis as well as treatment options.

About OralDNA

OralDNA is, in essence, a periodontal saliva test. It can also be used to test for oral HPV. You simply do an oral rinse and saliva is collected and sent off to a lab for testing. Dr. Weiser will receive a detailed analysis of the saliva and from there you can make arrangements for treatment of gum disease, if necessary.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

“Gum disease is a serious matter. This is an ongoing active infection that isn’t just in your mouth; it continually enters your bloodstream and can impact vital organs, including the lungs. Not only does gum disease put you in jeopardy for tooth loss and gum discomfort, but systemic links to gum disease mean that you put your overall health at risk when you neglect gum health, too. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory infections, ulcers, pregnancy complications, and osteoporosis are some of the links to gum disease that could mean problems and unnecessary risk."
—Dr. Mark Weiser

Non-Invasive Periodontal Treatment

After a periodontal disease diagnosis, Dr. Weiser will review treatment options with you. We strive for non-invasive options wherever possible and offer exceptional non-surgical options such as ozone and laser therapy, which sees a very high success rate. Periodontal treatment options will depend on the severity of gum disease and naturally the earlier it is discovered, the better the chances for a non-surgical approach that can stop gum disease in its tracks.

Benefit from a Holistic Dental Approach Leveraging the Latest in Dental Technology

Beyond wanting an attractive and pain-free smile, the whole body is impacted by the health of the mouth. Dr. Weiser leverages the latest in dental technology and diagnostic tools to maximize his ability to help you with your oral health while striving to ensure that your appointments are as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Weiser in Santa Barbara, CA

OralDNA and other non-invasive diagnostic and dental procedures are one of the reasons why Dr. Weiser has such a great track record as a dentist serving the Santa Barbara area. If you have signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, oral lesions, gum tenderness, or can see that your gums appear to be receding; it’s advantageous to book a gum assessment. Call (805) 899-3600 for an appointment today.